Committee of recommendation
Drs. R. M. Bezema
Drs. Bezema is the head of the Educational Institute of the UMCG since 2012. This means that he is responsible for the organization and quality control of the medical and dentistry studies. The coorporation with students during his job is extensive and he finds this of great importance.
Prof. Dr. Borleffs
Prof. Dr. Borleffs is prodean Education of the UMCG. He received his medical education in Groningen, after which Prof. Dr. Borleffs promoted cum laude at the University of Leiden on the subject of transplantation medicine. Prof. Dr. Borleffs has been an internist since 1987 and has been closely involved in the medical education since 2000.
Prof. Dr. Kallenberg
Prof. Dr. Kallenberg is an academic lecturer on Internal Medicine, particularly in the field of Clinical Immunology. Besides this he is the president of GIPS-M. GIPS-M is the organization which advises motivated medical students on their Research Internship at international top institutes. During his medical studies in Leiden he was part of the board of M.F.L.S (the medical study association of Leiden), which is one of the reasons he is very fond of medical faculty associations.
Prof. Dr. Kuipers
Prof. Dr. Kuipers studied biology in Groningen and acquired his doctorate here. Prof. Dr. Kuipers is an academic lecturer on Pediatrics and has become the dean of the Faculty of Medical Sciences since 2008. He is therefore also the vice-president of the Board of Directors of the UMCG. Prof. Dr. Kuipers is one of the initiators of the Alliance for Healthy Ageing as well.
Prof. dr. De Leij
Prof. Dr. De Leij studied biology/biochemistry in Groningen and got his PhD also in Groningen in 1979. He became appointed as assistant professor in 1986, associated professor in 1992 and full professor (in Medical Biology) in 1994. Prof. Dr. De Leij was Head of the Section Medical Biology from 1998 to 2010. From June 2005 to May 2015 he is Dean of Research of the UMCG and, from May 2009 on, Dean of the Groningen Graduate Schools.
Prof. Dr. Mourits
Prof. Dr. Mourits studied medicine in Nijmegen and has been trained as a gynecologist in Groningen. Prof. Dr. Mourits is the head of the Gynecologic Oncology department of the UMCG and the main educator on Obstetrics and Gynecology of the Northern Educational and Research Region. She is a member of the organizing team of Learning Community Duurzame Zorg. In her research she focusses on hereditary gynecologic cancer. She has been named president of the Central Educational Committee UMCG in September 2014.
Dhr. E. J. Zonderland
Dhr. Zonderland has started studying medicine in Groningen in 2002. Due to his outstanding prestations at the Olympic Games in 2012 he became the Olympic champion in gymnastics on the horizontal bar. In 2013, dhr. Zonderland was named Dutch Sportsman of the Year and on top of this, he was named Honorary Member of the M.F.A. Panacea in that year as well.